ATLANTA (AP) — Rhett Butler, the fictional Southern charmer who walked out of Scarlett O'Hara's life in "Gone With the Wind," returns to Georgia — on a book tour of sorts.

The book is a kind of retelling of Margaret Mitchell's masterpiece from Rhett's perspective and traces Butler from his roots in South Carolina to Georgia, where he met the dramatic Scarlett.

An Atlanta committee charged with protecting Mitchell's novel authorized the book, "Rhett Butler's People."